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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95412
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains28031
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16041
4.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16627
5.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois62446
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18315
7.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6023
8.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains621
9.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois44042
10.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois40022
10.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16028
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1021
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains7822
14.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6752
15.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30125
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois27818
17.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains17049
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois32933
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11029
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains13418
21.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois31019
22.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains25010
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois029
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11713
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3515
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains13311
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9012
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois4513
29.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3010
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois28021
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois12034
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois010
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains025
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois8012
35.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois8016
35.AlexanderItalian Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois24715
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois3519
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois1809
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains8014
39.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula14043
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois29027
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois19017
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula1818
42.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains609
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1839
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois1910
47.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16025
47.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9811
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains09
47.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois359
47.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains013
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains411
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains811
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois14019
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois6512
56.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2014
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois529
57.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois1614
57.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois010
60.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois17926
61.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point770South and Central Illinois09
62.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11012
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois5320
63.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois4813
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois10113
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10011
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois12012
68.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois16814
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois329
70.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois9212
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois4019
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois714
73.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois1739
74.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois6016
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois1417
75.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois1299
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois169
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 2
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois3020
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains021
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois7215
81.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois5811
82.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois5018
83.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois022
84.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois5817
85.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois7713
86.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois6715
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois9011
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois1109
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois15315
90.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois2717
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois10014
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois1412
93.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois7316
94.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois9114
95.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois7010
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois5821
97.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois13810
98.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois9010
98.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois1011
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois15019
101.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois15019
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois014

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Illinois, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1997 by Andy Martin, David Olson, and John Mitchler.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks and sub-areas provided by John Hasch via the web site, and manually verified. I manually located the 62 points for Calhoun County.


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